Arsenal are believed to be in the market for a striker.
Although Arsenal may have signed Lucas Peréz during the final days of the summer transfer window, it is widely believed that the Gunners remain in the market for a centre forward.
Indeed, although the Spaniard may yet prove to be an astute purchase, few would argue that Peréz is the 20 goal per-season striker longed for by Arsenal fans. Consequently, the Gunners continue to be linked with moves for a number of strikers across Europe.
However, while numerous names have continued to fill the gossip pages during the last few weeks, the one player who has been consistently associated with a transfer to the Emirates Stadium is Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge.
Although the 27 year-old has netted 43 goals in 75 appearances for the Reds, Jurgen Klopp doesn’t seem to be too enamoured by the England international. In addition, Sturridge’s susceptibility to injury has seen the forward miss out on a great deal of game time for Liverpool, raising questions about hi long term future at Anfield.
This has created an opportunity for the likes of Arsenal to move for the forward in the coming months. Given his injury record, few teams would be willing to take a risk on signing Sturridge as their primary striker, however he could be an ideal understudy to Olivier Giroud.
While bookies maybe putting two and two together to get five, they have nonetheless reduced the odds of Sturridge joining Arsenal in January to 9/1.
Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena